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Russia takes real action to counter space threats

In World News on April 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

By Anton Kulikov

By the end of the current year, Russia is expected to finish the establishment of air and space defense troops. According to General Lieutenant Oleg Ostapenko, the commander of space troops of the Russian Federation, the concept for establishing air and space defense troops has been approved.

The decision about the new type of troops was made by President Medvedev in 2010. In his Address to the Federal Assembly, the head of state put forward the idea to unite the systems of air and missile defense under the joint strategic command. The new command will also administer the issues of preventing missile attacks and controlling space.

In accordance with instructions from the president, the troops must be established before December 1, 2011. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov personally control the process.

The need to establish air and space defense troops appeared a long time ago. Nowadays, under modern conditions, if a defense system…

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